Marina Gorbis

Exec Dir
Institute for the Future

Marina Gorbis is a futurist and social scientist who serves as executive director to the
Institute for the Future (IFTF), a Silicon Valley nonprofit research and consulting
organization. In her 18 years with IFTF, Marina has brought a futures perspective to
hundreds of organizations in business, education, government and philanthropy to
improve innovation capacity, develop strategies, and design new products and services.
Marina’s current research focuses on how social production is changing the face of major
industries. She has also blogged and written for BoingBoing.net,
FastCompany, Harvard Business Review, and major media outlets. She has keynoted such
international events as The Next Web Conference, NEXT Berlin, the World Business
Forum, the National Association of Broadcasters annual convention, and the Western
Association of Schools and Colleges annual conference. She holds a BA in psychology
and a master’s of public policy from UC Berkeley.

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